8 Sentence Sunday #36

Posted Nov 24 2013, 7:30 am in , , , ,

From Something to Prove — Elizabeth steps out of the office to find her manager, Mitch, sitting at the bar having a drink. She suggests that he clean the bar while waiting for customers.

                 “Honey, the guys who come in here aren’t staying for the décor.”

                 She inhaled through her nose and bit down hard. This would take more than patience. “I understand that you’re used to doing things, or not doing them, your way for a long time. Things need to change. That’s my purpose for being here. I’m telling you, as your boss, that you cannot drink while on the job, and I expect you to clean the bar.”

                He picked up his glass, gulped the beer, and slammed the empty glass down on the bar.

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5 responses to “8 Sentence Sunday #36”

  1. Well she’s got her challenges for sure. Very true to life, can’t wait to see what she does…excellent excerpt!

  2. Sarah Cass says:

    She wants what’s best for the bar…those in the bar don’t want change. I actually really like that…I think and hope they’ll come around. 🙂

  3. Jess Schira says:

    Brings back memories of when I worked as a cook. There were lots of night when I was glad I was in the kitchen and not dealing with bar customers. Great snippet!

  4. Millie Burns says:

    Hmm, makes me wonder if after he slammed his glass down he gets up and just leaves…or he picks up a rag and does as she asks. Nice eight.

  5. There’s a little difference between decor and cleaning.